Royal Return Visit
The Prince and Princess of Wales came to Diss in 1866, this event is a re-enactment of that visit. For the ‘Royal Return Visit’, they will arrive by vintage car and be greeted by music from a barrel organ and bagpipes. A welcome address by the Mayor and Royal Speeches. They will then officially open Diss Museum. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best Edwardian costumes. Diss Camera Club will be taking photos and making a film of the event. Photo opportunity with the King & Queen. Actors and Museum staff will be dressed in Edwardian costume, Downton Abbey style. Barrel Organ and Bagpipes from 10.30am, museum opening 11.00 am, royal party will depart at approx 11.30 am.